hold on
intransitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to maintain a condition or position ; persist b. to maintain a grasp on something ; hang on 2. to await something (as a telephone connection) desired or requested; broadly wait

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  • Hold On — may refer to:ongs* Hold On (Tim Armstrong song) * Hold On (En Vogue song) * Hold On (Good Charlotte song) * Hold On (Jonas Brothers song) * Hold On (Korn song) * Hold On (John Lennon song) * Hold On (Magnet song) * Hold On (Razorlight song) *… …   Wikipedia

  • Hold On — o Hold On!puede referirse a: Música Hold On (1970), canción de John Lennon; Hold On (1974), canción de Deep Purple; Hold On (1982), canción de Santana; Hold On (1990), canción de Wilson Phillips; Hold On (2000), canción de Green Day; Hold On… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hold on — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold on — {v.} 1. To keep holding tightly; continue to hold strongly. * /As Ted was pulling on the rope, it began to slip and Earl cried, Hold on, Ted! / Syn.: HANG ON. 2. To wait and not hang up a telephone; keep a phone for later use. * /Mr. Jones asked… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold on — {v.} 1. To keep holding tightly; continue to hold strongly. * /As Ted was pulling on the rope, it began to slip and Earl cried, Hold on, Ted! / Syn.: HANG ON. 2. To wait and not hang up a telephone; keep a phone for later use. * /Mr. Jones asked… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold on — ► hold on 1) wait; stop. 2) keep going in difficult circumstances. Main Entry: ↑hold …   English terms dictionary

  • hold on — index adhere (persist), cohere (adhere), last, persevere, persist, subsist Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • hold on — Synonyms and related words: abide, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, aim, aim at, await, be caught short, be short, bear up, belong, bend, bide, bide the issue, bite, bucket, bucketshop, bunch, carry on, cease not, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hold on — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms hold on : present tense I/you/we/they hold on he/she/it holds on present participle holding on past tense held on past participle held on 1) to hold something tightly or carefully so that you do not drop it… …   English dictionary

  • hold on — or hold onto 1) PHRASAL VERB If you hold on, or hold onto something, you keep your hand on it or around it, for example to prevent the thing from falling or to support yourself. [V P to n] His right arm was extended up beside his head, still… …   English dictionary

  • hold on — verb 1. hold firmly (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑grasp • Derivationally related forms: ↑grasp (for: ↑grasp), ↑grasping (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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